Not wanting to leave T Rex (Tim Wilding) out, I should mention that he too will be rocking a new steed for the Huka XL, but unlike Samara's, his has clown wheels and is made of plastic. Well, carbon actually, and as you can see from these pics it's a pretty sweet build. Tim says his gear selection and cadence hasn't changed at all on his new Santa Cruz Tallboy with the switch to 29er wheels which can only mean one thing; he's going faster than normal. And unlike the rest of the pro field racing at the Huka XL, Mr Rex has a little extra riding on it. You see he works for Contact (Taupo's main sponsor) and I'm sure there is pressure round the water cooler to back up his Lake Hawea Contact Epic first place with a second win in Taupo (he did take the win at the inaugural event). So it looks like Cabin and T Rex will be battling it out for 29er supremacy this weekend which will be very interesting to watch (not that I'll be able to see from the back of the field...).
Francois Bally-Maitre takes the title at the third Andes Pacifico.
Another round of the UCI World Cup is in the bag and Jay from Freeride NZ was there to capture all the action, including a few spills from the Kiwis
The fast talking Wyn Masters is back on the track with yet another new mic, but whose about for him eto chat to?
The inaugural Innsbruck Crankworx event went off with a bang amidst the stunning Austrian mountain vistas but how did the Kiwis fare?
The Enduro Wet Series headed to sunny France for Round 5 and guess what it hosed down but as always the racing was fierce
Another episode of the always entertaining Wyn TV's aftermatch interviews from Andorra
Jay from Freeride NZ bring us up to speed on all the action from the weekend's DH in Andorra and how the Kiwis fared